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Dyeing My Hair Rainbow Colors Will Never Make Me 'Less Asian'

Rather than my race, my hair became what people recognized and distinguished me by. But as my white friends began to accept me, I realized that my acceptance of myself was suffering.
Michelle Zhu
3.25.19
Comics!

'Shaving,' Today's Comic by Ida Neverdahl

After finding messages in her shaved hairs, a girl decides that shaving isn't for her.
Ida Neverdahl
2.16.18
10 Questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask an Ugly Person

"Knowing I'm aging physically doesn't affect me as much as it does other people because I've never really looked that great."
Wlada Kolosowa
1.4.17
Stuff

The South Asian Women Reclaiming Their Culture and Battling Colorism

How Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr became awash with "bindi-adorned brown girls demanding change."
Alice Kemp-Habib
6.9.16
Art

Eye-Popping Photo Series Imagines Absurd Beauty Rituals

Aleksandra Kingo’s photo series “Spa Days” was inspired by the bizarre, demanding world of beauty regimes.
Alyssa Buffenstein
4.30.16
Stuff

Why Some Women Might Need Plastic Surgery

A recent vandalism campaign against cosmetic surgery ads doesn't tell the other side of the story.
Manisha Krishnan
9.24.15
Fashion

Iraqi Women Are Getting Angry-Looking Eyebrows Tattooed on Their Faces

The brows have become status symbols, a way to demonstrate one's wealth and pride in appearance.
Triska Hamid
2.27.15
News

Rich Kenyans Are Injecting Themselves with Black Market Creams to Become White

The popularity of skin-bleaching injections has rocketed over the last 18 months. The trade in black market creams and injections is completely unregulated. There is no way of knowing just how dangerous they are.
Celeste Hibbert and Wil Crisp
5.29.14